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Class Play "The Hoodoo"
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AREN'T BOYiS QUEER?
AT THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S
JESTS FROM JUNIORS
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
PUBLISHED BY THE PUPILS OF S.H.S.
Randolph, Mass., Jan., 1922
SINGLE COPIES FIFTEEN CENTS
Editor in Chief — Dorothy Harris
Assistant Editor in Cheif — Howard Harris
School Notes — Elizabeth King
Alumni — Margaret Donovan
Exchanges — Angeline Crovo
Athletics — Walter Gavin
Circulation — Edward O'Leary
Jokes — Martha Hylen, Bertha Washington
Advertising Manager — Hazel Pepper
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Junior Notes — Alice Lyons
Sophomore Notes — Alice Dorey
Freshman Notes — Dorothy Burril, Ran-
Faculty Advisor — Miss Catherine Green
This issue of the Stetson Oracle is in
honor of our Senior play — "The Hoodoo."
We feel that a very individual tone
will be added if a neat, well composed,
carefully constructed, well printed paper
can be sold at the play. The Oracle con-
tains a minute and exact description o?
the participants of the play. It has tak-
en sacrifice and intelligence and we sin-
cerely hope that it will please you. The
costumes may not be wonderful or the
setting just right but I am sure you will
find, in the variety of characters, a
chance to laugh and grow young again.
The actors are unusually well adapted
to the parts and no class has ever worked
harder than we, to produce a play.
NOTE — The editors of the Oracle wish
to disclaim any typographical errors in
this number. The issue is sent out with
no opportunity for the editors to do any
proof reading. ,
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Another brand new year! A place to
begin a new clean record in the annals
of S. H. S. It brings such a comforting
feeling to know that last year's errors,
failures and rash deeds belong to last
year only, and need not reflect on this
year's work. This new year can have
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QUOTATIONS FROM THE
CLASS OF '24
Viola: — Let the world slide. I'll not
budge an inch.
Babs: — For Satan finds some mischief
still for idle hands to do.
Beatrice : — It's sometimes expedient to
forget who we are.
R os ie: — ©own on your knees and
thank heaven for a good man's love.
Marion D.: — The fair, the chaste, the
Lillian and Kathryn:— Two lovely ber-
ries molded on one stem.
Alice: I have often regretted my
speech, never my silence.
iPauline: — A very gentle beast, and of
Ruth: — For never anything can be
amiss where simpleness and duty tender
Ida: — We call it only pretty Ida's way.
Madeline : — A daughter of the gods,
divinely tall, and most divinely fair.
/Messier: — Remember Lot's wife.
Murphy: — A good man, — in books, and
work and healthful play.
Powderly: — 'History repeats itself.
Riley: — And wisdom shall die with
.. Arlene: — A closed mouth catches no
Lightfoot: — Sing away sorrow, cast
Bailey -.—What cannot be cured, must
K. Toomey: — A single hair casts its
White : — None but the brave deserve
Helen White: — The mildest manners
and the gentlest heart.
Helen H. : — Gentle of speech, benefl-
cient of mind.
Saunders : —
Most helpless man, in ignorance sedate;
Roll darkling down the torrent of his
A. E. Dorey.
On December 16, 1921, the Sophomores
held a social, to which the Juniors were
invited. Games were played, dancing
enjoyed and refreshments were served.
Bobbed hair is quite the style in the
Sophomore class now, also arrowed stock-
We wonder why Rosie always goes up
and down the left hand stairs.
After watching Miss Toomey converse
steadily with her friend for about fifteen
minutes, Mr. Powderly was heard to re-
mark quietly "Do you talk much in your
sleep, Miss Toomey?"
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
—Where Lillian M. Creutz gets the
— Where Martha M. Hylen raised her
-Where Dick Condon learned to make
-Where Hazel Pepper got "Yes Ma-
— Why Beatrice Randall makes such a
good old maid?
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— Why Frank Forrest went bankrupt?
— Why Louise Campbell is so saucy?
— Where Angie Crovo got those °yes?
— Where Margaret Donovan got that
voice, "Great day in the mawnin'."?
— Why Jack Raggett is so bashful?
— Where Ed O'Leary keeps his arms
when they're not around Lulu?
— Why Jimmie Conlon is so solemn?
— Why Dorothy Harris makes such a
wonderful merry widow?
Why Walter Gavin is so rough?
— Where Lillian Aldrich gets that
— Why Mickey Noyes is so dainty?
— 'Why Bessie Condon makes such a
— Why Mary Dean is so dignified?
Solomon and Dodo are introduced.
S: "I am delighted."
D: "Thanks, you look it."
Mrs. Perrington-Shine is scolding
Mrs. P. S. : "She is old enough to be
Mrs. Gove: "Now, Forrest, remember
you're not acting now."
Forrest: "Yes'm I know. But it's
hard to forget, once you know how."
"Good night, Cousin Solomon!" Where
did Jimmie get that habit of talking to
CASTE OF CHARACTERS
Brighton Early, about to be married
Frank A. Forrest
Billy Jackson, the heart breaker
Richard F. Condon
Professor Solomon Spiggot, an
authority on Egypt James. R. Conlon
Hemachus Spiggot, his son, age
seventeen John J. Raggett
Mr. Malachi Meek, a lively old
gentleman of sixty-nine E. T. O'Leary
Mr. Dun, the burglar Walter F. Gavin
Miss Amy Lee, about to be
married Elizabeth Condon
Mrs. Perrington-Shine, her aunt and
Mr. Meek's daughter Mary A. Dean
Gwendolyn Perrington-Shine, who
does just as mamma says Hazel Pepper
Dodo DeGraft, the Dazzling Daisy
Lillian M. Creutz
Mrs. Ima Clinger, a facinating
young widow Dorothy Harris
Angelina, her angel child, aged
eight Louise C. Campbell
Miss Doris Ruffles, Amy's maid of
honor Mildred Noyes
Mrs. Semiramis Spiggot, the
mother of seven Martha M. Hylen
Eupepsia Spiggot, her daughter,
aged sixteen Lillian A. Aldrich
Miss Longnecker. a public school-
teacher Beatrice Randall
Lulu, by name and nature
Angelina M. Crovo
Aunt Paradise, the colored cook-
lady Margaret L. Donovan
f Melvile T. Isaac
„ V wi c • I Harold McCarthv
b our little Spiggols < „ T ,. ,, ^ -* J
1 && Walter McCarthy
[_ Dorothy L. Swain
Time — 1921 in late September.
Place — Mrs. Perrington-Shine 's country
home about thirty minutes from Philadelphia
Occasion — A house party at the Lee-
A TRIBUTE TO MISS GREEN
The class of 1922 unite to extend their
gratitude to their faithful English teach-
er, Miss Catherine Green, for the extra-
ordinary enthusiasm which she has ex-
ercised in behalf of our school pap.ir,
"The Stetson Oracle."
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Warren Alston was just returning from
a reunion where he had presided. He
had the good fortune there to meet one
of his former college class mates. This
particular collegian, Miss Grenall, was
one in whom Warren had once felt a
special interest. After graduation they
had parted, but Warren had long wished
to hear from her, so you can imagine his
eagerness when he now received an in-
vitation to her home.
The next day found Warren fastidious-
ly dressed with an extra bright polish on
his patent leather shoes and his necktie
carefully arranged. Suddenly an expres-
sion of doubt obliterated the happy gleam
from his rosy countenance. He had for-
gotten the number of Alice Grenall's
house. He promenaded the street three
or four times and finally becoming dis-
couraged, he decided to try number sev-
en. Whether it was the right number
or not still remained to be solved.
He walked idly up the steps and gave
the bell a spasmodic jerk which sent a
loud ring through-ont the house. As he
did this his eyes fell upon a name-plate
where "Brown", was engraved in osten-
Informed by this discovery that he had
chosen the wrong house, Warren turned
to hasten away. Just as he was endeav-
oring to escape, a sound of approaching
steps was heard from within. What
would he say? In order that he might
not appear stupid, he decided that he
would ask for an impromtu name, "Mr.
Thompson". At this thought a normal
beat was restored to his fluttering heart.
As the door was opened, he was asked
by a dignified woman, "Whom do you
wish to see?"
"Is Mr. Thompson in?" he asked, pre-
pared to receive "No" for a response.
"Yes, come right in," was the unex-
"Just wait a minute, please, and I'll
call him," Mrs. Brown said.
Warren seated himself, thinking that
any moment he might expect his doom.
Mrs. Brown left the room with a queer
but jovial look in her eyes. He heard
her cross the hall and call someone from
above. Footsteps were heard. les, not
one person but two were entering the
room. "Ghostly cats! What shall I do
now?" Warren asked himself. I could
probably, encounter one, but when it
comes to two, my heart stifles me."
He looked up quickly and found him-
self in a policeman's clutches. One
policeman was barring the door. Mrs.
Brown, possessing a look of success and
enjoyment, stood behind the latter.
"You're under arrest, John Mack.
This time you didn't get away with your
strategy nor will your gang."
"Good-looking watch you've got. Pret-
ty rings, too, but you'll soon have to
give them back to their legal owners.
Who'd you steal the shoes off of?"
Thus the officer spoke as he stamped
on Warren's brightly polished shoes.
He was beckoning the second officer to
telephone for the wagon when Warren
tried to put in an appeal and to make
himself known. Warren explained how
he had come.
"That's right now, play innocent. I
haven't been on the force twenty years
for nothing. None of you fellows ever
put over any of that innocent stuff on
me. Come on, you'll have to tell that
to the judge," said the second officer as
he advanced to aid his brother officer.
"Take this prisoner to the station. So
you're the judge's son. Ha ha! that's
a good one. I'll tell that to Judge Alston
when I see him. Ha! Ha! Come on,
the sooner the better. Don't offer op-
position for you'll come anyway."
Thus Warren was led to the station
house. He was very excited, although he
knew that his own father would preside
at his trial. When they reached their
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having been captured from an enemy
country. After he obtained his freedom
he became Cicero's secretary. The
method of taking shorthand notes in the
Roman Senate was rather complicated.
About forty shorthand writers were sta-
tioned in the Curia and wrote down on
their tablets as much as possible, the
notes were then compared and a com-
plete copy made.
It is almost incredible to think that
they could take notes in those days, for
you must remember that they had no
pencils or paper. The writing was done
on a waxed tablet with a sharp instru-
ment for a pencil.
It may somewhat surprise you to learn
that Julius Caesar was a shorthand writer
as well as Cicero.
Titus Vespasian, the eleventh of the
twelve Caesars, was probably the most ex-
pert shorthand writer of the Roman
Emperors. He was said to compete of-
ten with the scribes in writing shorthand
inst for amusement, which shows that
shorthand speed tests date back to the
first century of the Christian Era — 41
With the decline of the Roman Empire,
shorthand, like all other arts, lost favo>.\
Fmneror Justinian, in the sixth century,
-forbade his records to be kept by the
stenographer. Frederick II ordered the
destruction of shorthand, calling them
diabolical characters. Shorthand was
thus rendered one of the lost arts.
Then came the Dark Ages and for
nearly a thousand years the arts and
sciences were lost, among them short-
There came a revival of learning and
the birth of new ideals of human life and
culture, after the decline of the church
and the decay of empires and feudal
powers. The peoples of the earth awoke
from the long lethargy of the Middle
Ages. Columbus sailed and discovered
a new world. Copernicus became the
father of astronomy, and Galileo of mod-
ern science. Shakespeare wrote, Guten-
berg invented movable type and Caxton
invented the printing press.
Lorenzo Viola, as the stenographer of
Savonarola, a Florentine orator, gives us
the first evidence of the revival of short-
hand in 1452.
Dr. Timothy Bright published the first
system of shorthand in London in 1588.
Bright's system was arbitrary and did
not have an alphabet that could be con-
nected. It was simply a list of signs to
be used for words. The first system with
an alphabet was John Willis' in 1602.
After this there were numerous sys-
tems and modifications of systems. There
is evidence that the art of shorthand was
in use in America within half a dozen
years of the landing of the Pilgrims.
Shorthand was studied by all the in-
telligent men of the day. Roger Wil-
liams, the founder of Rhode Island, was
an expert shorthand writer, being em-
ployed at the age of nineteen by Sir Ed-
ward Coke to report the proceedings of
the Star Chamber in 1618.
In 1837 Isaac Pitman published his
system. Such enthusiasm was shown
that enormous classes were organized.
Despite this, however, shorthand did not
become general until a simpler form was
invented and then there came the pres-
ent growing interest and realization that
everybody should master shorthand. It
is now a recognized subject in the High
Schools of America. Many new and re-
vised systems have been introduced in
the late years and of them all, Chandler
and Gregg, being the most modern, may
be called the most popular.
Gregg Shorthand, however, is fast
gaining the unper hand. It is the sim-
plest of all shorthand systems; easy to
read and write. It is taught in 87% of
all the High Schools in the -United States
In September, 1919, the Gregg system
of shorthand was adopted in Stetson
High School. The class of 1921 was the
first to graduate with the knowledge of
Gregg Shorthand, and Miss "Rrennan was
the first Gregg Shorthand instructor in
Stetson High School.
Since 1919, Gregg Shorthand and
Stetson High School have become fast
friends and it is the aim of our Commer-
cial Teacher and the pupils of Stetson
H'gh School to prove the true worth of
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Our class, as may well be imagined,
Has actors all its own, for instance,
JOSEPH WILBY, a pianist,
And his sister WILBY marryin' (MA-
We, too, have our dancers and singers,
For SANDBERG is y ELLEN again,
"The Campbells are coming" to bring her,
A JOSEPH to wear in the rain.
We know of a PATTERN to get RICH
Its a way to catch fish without BATES.
There's but one true MANN in our class
And that man's not a SWAIN at our
Our MARY is dressing in BROWN these
We wonder who pays the BILL,
But while all of this happens
Our SHEPARD still keeps her watch
O'er the distant HILL.
The only .GOODY we have in our class
Is an ALMOND as sweet as the ROSE,
We surely have POWERS, alas!
So "getting BOSSI" with us never goes,
KELLY is no NUGENT (new gent) to us,
His Frank ways are surely well known.
It is only the Freshies who can boast
Of an actor so popular grown.
Oh! Don't forget PETER or PETERS'
For PETER's a TRUE (1) SON entire
He is seen daily (DALY) busy at work,
HEWIN' some trees for the fire.
A BOYLE in the kettle's worth two on
So many wise people say,
But we've got a BOYLE in our class-
So we'd better keep out of his way.
We'll let HILDA guard DI AUTO
If she'll promise she won't elope
She's now chewing the COR A' an apple
Sitting on yonder slope.
We know EUNICE SAWYER laughing
When you read our poem last time,
But this verse is to acquaint you
With the Class of Twenty-Five.
Dorothy Burrill, '25.
FRESHMAN SCHOOL NOTES
James McLaughlin, one of our class
members, has been confined to his home
for some time suffering from a broken
collar-bone, received while coasting.
Annie McLeod has been absent from
school for some time, on account of ill-
Daniel Donovan, who graduated in
1920 has received a gold medal for pro-
ficiency in rapid calculation at Burdett
Marion Leavitt, of 1916 is private sec-
retary in the office of the Dean of Har-
vard University, Cambridge.
Alice Desmond, '17, is employed as a
stenographer in the United States Rubber
Ruth Evans, '17, is employed in the
office of Richardson Hill Co., Boston.
Geraldine Kennedy, '09, has accepted a
position in the History Department in the
High School of Practical Arts, Roxbury.
George Wilbur, '19, is a student at
iRosella Anderson is employed by '. the
firm of Richardson Hill of Boston.
More exchanges have been received
this month than before, and we hopt
that our exchange editors will continue to
send us their issues.
Radiator, Somerville, Mass. Your jokes
are very good, and your alumni editors
deserve much praise.
The Echo, Winthrop, Mass. An inter-
esting paper. Your criticism is being
The Alpha, New Bedford, Mass. Your
"Old New Bedford" number is very
unique. We liked "The Patch Box" es-
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The Goldenrod, Quiney, Mass. Con-
gratulations to author of "Quest of Wing
Chong". Call again!
Canary and Blue, Allentown, Pa. A
very bright paper. "The Day of Death"
a most unusual and cleverly written story
for a school paper.
The Mentor, Published by Inmates of
Mass. State Prison. We are always glad
to receive your fine issues.
Teh Brocktonia, Brockton, Mass. A
well arranged paper. One of the best.
Why not acknowledge "The Stetson
Oracle" in your exchanges?
The Red and Black, Reading, Pa. One
of the most welcome papers we receive.
The Mirror, Waltham, Mass. A good
live Christmas issue.
The Racquet, Portland, Maine. A pa-
per showing a lot of school spirit.
Jabberwock, Girls Latin School, Boston,
Mass. A good paper, but too few jokes.
The Purple Pennant, Cortland, New
York. Your literary department is fine.
On the whole you have a most excellent
The Semaphore, Stoughton, Mass.
Your "Slam" column is very good, also
The Review, Lowell, Mass. Why not
comment upon your exchanges?
The Graphic, Amherst, Mass. Where
is your exchange department?
The Blake Torch, Minneapolis. Your
"Pilgrim Tercentenary Pageant" is ex-
ceedingly thoughtful and creditable.
The Breeze, Center City. Congratula-
tions, Boys! Your Christmas issue is very
good. Keep up the good work.
High School Life, Devil's Lake, North
Dakota. Your alumni editor deserves
The Acroplis, Whitehall, New York.
"The Spirit of Christmas" is very cleverly
written, but why not enlarge your joke
ITtfie Student, English High School,
Prov'dence, R. I. You have a large ex-
change department, but why not tell us
how you like our paper, have you any
helpful suggestions to make?
Angeline Crovo, '22.
While hunting for seals in the region
of Siberia, Bernard Gray, an adventurer,
rescues Alison Bon Hue, a Mandarin's
daughter, from a slave trader's vessel.
At an invitation from the Mandarin, Gray
remains in China, and here, one day, he
hears hints of a secret Japanese base un-
der way of construction. Supplied and
disguised with an outfit, given by the
Mandarin, he finally discovers this base
on a Volcanic Island, where Great Aquatic
Aero Cruisers are being invented. This
Gyroscopic Invention sails the ocean, and
will raise a boat to the surface of the
water, destroying friction. The suspi-
cious Japanese destroy his outfit but Gray
escapes and is brought to the U. S. by an
American whaler. He discloses the sec-
ret to the Government and receives sec-
ret messages from Alison Bon Hue, tell-
ing more of the Japanese plans. Sud-
denly the Philippine Islands are captured,
and the Aquatic Aero Cruisers head for
the U. S. at 150 miles an hour. What is
to be the Fate of America?
It was a cold winter's day. The wind
howled and the snow fell, unceasingly.
Bernard Gray, walking from his house
to Irs lr'ttle work shon near by, stumbled.
So deeply in thought was he, that even
curb stones were of little danger to him.
As he pushed forward through the blind-
ing snow, he noticed a little steel magnet
attracting a nail at his feet, Scarcely
conscious of his actions, he picked it up.
On arriving at his destination he placed
the magnet on the bench near by. Sud-
denly a thought came to him, as he ex-
"Its queer. If a tiny magnet like this
can attract a nail, v/hat could a great one
do?" Carelessly he h^ng the magnet ot
a shaft of a small motor, used for gener
"I will scheme that out later," he
t^o^ght. and set to work at his daily tasks.
He started his motor to operate his ma-
chinery, and looked around for Irs steel
ch'se-1. Ah! There it was lying bes'da
the motor. He put out his hand to pick
it up but he could not move it. Had
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some one played a joke on him? No, it
was neither fastened nor glued to the
bench. Very much puzzled he shut off
his motor, in order to save the power, and
tugged at the chisel. How easily he
picked it up! Suddenly he noticed the
magnet on the shaft of the motor. Lay-
ing it aside, he once more started the
motor, and the chisel lifted easily. A
new thought came to him! The turning
of the motor's speed had energized the
magnet, and the chisel had become so
highly charged that it could not be
Quickly he made larger magnets, and
fastened them on the motor. He tried
the experiment on an anvil which weighed
about one hundred pounds.
He slowly pushed the anvil towards the
magnets on the motor. How easily it was
done! He then tried to pull the anvil
back, but it would not move. Near by
was a powerful one ton hoist, and he at-
tached it on the anvil and tried to pull it
away. He discovered that with a ton
strain on the anvil, it could not move out-
side the range of the magnets.
"iSurely," he thought, "I can try it on
a larger scale."
At seven o'clock every evening an ex-
press came through the town. The rail-
road was handy to his workshop, and
along the tracks was a five horse-power
motor used for operating devices. Here
he decided to try his final experiment.
Bernard Gray's hands worked as quick
ly as his mind, and soon he had four mag-
nets made, each weighing twenty-five
He fastened them on a shaft of the
motor. That evening he went down and
waited for the train. In the distance he
heard the train, signaling that it would
pass through the town. iSlowly he went
to the switch-board and turned the motor,
the great head light of the rushing train
had passed him, when he had the motor
going full speed.
Slower and slower went the train, until
it finally came to a standstill. The con-
fused brakemen and engineer gazed at
each other for one awful moment of sil-
ence. 'More and more steam was ap-
plied, but still it remained unmovablp.
Suddenly, it moved, backward. Back-
Bernard Gray then realized the power
it up but he could not move it. Had
of his magnets. Quickly he shut off the
motor, and disappeared into the darkness.
The train crew, still bewildered, put on
the brakes and examined every possible
detail in connection with this strange
"Big Four Express Late Three Minutes
for the First Time. Mysterious Happen-
At home Bernard Gray pondered over
the power of the magnets. "If the elec-
tro magnet force of four twenty-five
pound magnets could pull a ten million
pound train backwards, it can be calcu-
lated that increased horse-power would
add one hundred fold."
In the meantime, the Japanese fleet
was approaching the Hawaiian Islands.
The American Government was getting
battleship, cruisers, torpedo boats, sub-
marines and aeroplanes ready.
IT'he large plants, built during the
World War were striving to their utmost
power to produce arms and ammunition.
The seat of Government at Washing-
ton was utterly disrupted. It sent out
hurried call to all the great inventors of
the country, urging them to test their
formulas, or to invent something, any-
thing, to hold off the dreadful catastrophe
The inventors of the United States re-
sponded to the call of the Government,
but they could not produce anything that
would in any way offset the destruction
that was coming to overtake them.
The Japanese fleet was loaded with gas-
es and chemicals so deadly that nothing
could stand in its way. This deadly Shin-
toe gas, made by Japan's celebrated chem-
ist, Shintoe, was so destructive that one
small bomb dropped into a town, would
destroy all life and vegetation within a
radius of ten miles.
Nearer and nearer came the Far East
Merchant Ships approaching with Orient-
"A War of Extermination" telegraphed
Alison Bon Hue, the Mandarin's daughter,
to Bernard Gray.
Lillian Creutz, 1922.
(Continued in the next issue.)
THE STETSON ORACLE
Foreman: "What is all that arguing
Laborer: "Why, the man running the
steam roller wants us to call him a chau-
The Judge to Pat, a prisoner: "When
were you born? ,,
"Did you hear what I asked? When is
Pat sullenly: "What do ye care? You
ain't gonna give me nothing.
A little girl was sent to a neighbor to
borrow a hoe.
"Daddy sent me over to see if he could
borrow one of Mrs. Smith's hoes."
Wife: "Goodness me! Tell him he
has them both on.
Farmer: "So you are an experienced
milker are you? Well, now, which side
of the cow do you sit on when you milK
Applicant from the city: "Well, I'm
not a bit particular if the cow isn't.
Widow: I came to collect my hus-
bands's life insurance. He ate a dough-
nut, went swimming and sank.
Mae: "What's the matter, can't you
Eddie (trying for the first time) : "I
don't know yet. I can't stand up long
enough to find out."
Teacher to Johnny: "What gender is
the word egg in.
Johnny: "-Can't tell till it hatches."
Fred to the teacher: "Isn't Latin
some what like Italian, all except the
movement of the hand?"
She: "I could die dancing, couldn't
He: "No, there are better ways to die
than being trampled to death." — Ex.
There's a girl who's very stout,
She weighs a ton or there about,
Now, Gracie dear, we'll suggest
That exercises are the best,
So practice some at our request.
Mutt and Jeff of our class: Carrots
Our jazz twins: Donovan and Grovo.
Ashes to ashes, and dust to dust
If Mr. Chapin don't get you, then
Mr. Powderly must.
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'Can— -a man love two women at the
"No, not if they find it out."
It's easy to mutter and frown
And swear that Fate's holding you down
But wearing a smile, will accomplish a
And will help everybody in town.
Mamie:,; "What happened? How did
you fall?" •
Martha: "Oh, my shoes slipped."
Do you know our wooly wooly twins?
Frank and Lillian.
Prof. P.: "What is a tragedy?"
Study Pupil: "Something that happens
in Room H 5th Period."
We wonder how he guessed.
Miss iC. : "We have lots of busts and
pictures around here, we don't need any
more of those."
Mr. C. : "Yes, we have quite a few
haven't w«, what about a settle?"
,_ Miss,,C>: "Just the thing, they always
come in handy."
How did Miss C. know?
Teacher: "What are the properties of
sodium chloride or common salt?"
.':• "It is used as a reducing agent."
Teacher:- "Well, if common salt was
a ^reducing agent and you took it, you'd
. Camelio asked 'Miss Brennan if he
would have to take a test on the work he
had been over. 7
"P. Sullivan: No, on the work you
haven't been over."
Miss G. : "What is lovliness in Thomp-
O'Leary: "How do you spell squir-
"Miss Creutz, reading in the history
class: "Ninigi became the first ruler of
Kiushiu. She pronounced the word "Kiss
Two boys were standing opposite each
other. Mr. Chapin asked, what is the
relative position of these boys?"
Beatrice: "Oh, they are parallel."
Having misunderstood one of the mas-
culine teachers Miss Creutz said, "I never
saw a man that made himself plain any
way, did you?"
Miss Harris: "Oh, yes, once, he was
Essay on Lincoln written by a small
boy: "Abraham Lincoln was born on a
bright summer day, the 12th of February,
1809. He was born in a log cabin he had
helped his father to build."
Prof.P. : "I can't see you, Miss Camp-
bell, but I certainly can hear you."
Where did you get that voice, Lou?
Miss G. : In Henry Esmond, "Who was
Miss Creutz: "One of the .Holy
They say that fleas are black
But I don't think that's so
'Cause Mary had a little lamb
Whose fleece was white as snow.
Harris had just been "kicked out". He
made a funny face behind the door which
caused much merriment in the class.
Miss G. — disgustedly gave her opinion
by saying, "He's about as funny as he
Teacher: "Now tell me how I can
make those two triangles congruent."
Student: "By turning them upside
down." — Ex.
F. W. Hayden
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Hart Schaffner and Marx
LOJWG and JOHNSON
RIGHT ON THE LOOP
Open Evenings 6 to 9
Saturday Afternoons after January 15
Ned The Hair Cutter
On School Street, Round the Corner
from Main Street
Out of the Way But it Pays to Walk
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The Freshmen played a game with the
Prescott School December 13, in Stetson
Hall and easily defeated them by a score
of 31-4. The Prescotts played a game
January 6, with the Belcher School and
won by a score of 7-5. An overtime
period had to be played, when Baxter
threw in the winning basket.
line IS. H. S. boys' first team took a
trip to Stoughton January 4, and out-
classed them in the first half by a score
of 15-10. Stouglhton fchen put in a
strong lineup against us in the second
half and won by a score of 36-23.
We played a return game with Stough-
ton at Randolph January 10 and showed
some fine team work with, Kiley, left for-
ward; Gavin, right forward; Slattery,
center; Sullivan, right back; Murphy, left
back; Good, left back in place of Murphy
during the second half.
The game was very interesting. Sul-
livan forgot his bearings ani threw one
in for Stoughton. The game ended with
the score 40-19 in our favor.
The girls' basket ball team has played
three games this year. The first two
games with Braintree were very good
but as our girls were not successful in
caging, baskets, both games were lost.
The third game of the season was
played with the Rockland High girls,
Tuesday, January 10, in Stetson Hall, the
S. H. S. girls won by a score of 44-8.
Their team was at its best and the Rock-
land girls did not have much of a chance
of winning over them. The girls are
hoping to have a game once a week in
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Toys and Children's Goods
58 MAIN STREET
HAVE A LUNCH
HE WHO SERVES BEST
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TABLES RESERVED for LADIES
" HASTINGS "
Telephone 71 1 61
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TABLE LUXURIES AND
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Cor. Center & South St. Randolph
Specialists in Women's and Children's
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M. E. Leahy
Horse Shoeing Jobbing
Truck Body Cab Building
MAIN ST. RANDOLPH
RANDOLPH SAVINGS BANK
DEPOSITS GO ON INTEREST
FIRST DAY OF EACH MONTH
MAIN STREET Turner Building RANDOLPH
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destination, it was too late for a trial, so
Warren was obliged to remain until
Judge Alston was called from his home.
Judge Alston concealed the fact that
the prisoner was his son. He let the
officers proceed with their testimony and
he endeavored to conceal his amusement
as he heard the charges preferred against
The first officer had suspected that
something was coming and had secretly
slipped out of the court-room. The
second officer testified against Warren
with great exaggeration. He said,
"This here fellow is all dolled up in
stolen sparklers. He steals h : s shoes and
starves the poor man. Judging from his
actions his father is as bad as him. He
pretends he is your son. Ha! ha! that's
a great one- — "
As he sat down Judge Alston called
"My son, what are all these charges?"
Warren explained. In the course of
his speaking the second officer made good
his escape from the room.
"And this man," said Warren as he
turned to indicate the second officer.
But the officer had disappeared. Warren
broke into laughter and his father joined
Judge Alston called back the officers
and rebuked them for their mistake. He
also gave them the punishment of escort-
ing W T arren back to Miss GrenalPs house.
Here he related his story and spent an
enjoyable evening. Warren did not for-
get his experience very quickly. For-
ever after he carried a note book to take
down addresses. In this way he never
jot into any more boomerangs.
Ruth Cutting, '22.
AREN'T BOYS QUEER?
"Tommy, Tommy," called the little
girl coming down the path to his work-
A grunt was all the response she got.
But she did not heed him. Nobody did
who lived with Tommy. She stopped at
the threshold of the little doorway and
looked in. Tommy was trying to make
a perfectly wonderful machine out of a
much dismantled and useless bicycle and
several parts of an ancient Ford. His
idea of this "perfectly wonderful ma-
chine" was hazy, and accordingly he had
beco:re angry when Sarah had innocently
inquired about it.
This tousled headed, strangely clothed
and rather dirty faced boy contrasted
oddly with his sister who was properly
dressed in a starched pink and white
dress and whose face was clean except
around her mouth which showed that she
had eaten some contraband jam.
"Well v-^hatcha want, huh?" he impa-
tiently asked. He stopped and gazed at
her. ''Say, Sarah, take yourself out.
I'm awfully busy and then you're always
buttin' in all the time. Gee, beat it
cancha? You disturb me awfully, just
like all girls, regular pests. They all
are. I wish I'd never see another girl.
I have to be nice to 'em but just the
same they're awfully silly. But any way
get out and get out quick."
MTommy mama says — " began Sarah,
who had been waiting for him to stop
"Say will yuh get out or must I put
you out? You pest!" he declared scorn-
fully, and regarded her with a sad but
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"Now you sit here, Martha. Here, let
me sit beside her. I don't want to stani
up. I'll look to tall. There, that's
"Oh, Dot, are my lips on straight?
Say Mil, have I got enough powder on?
Look out, Angie. Put yorr foot behind
Carrots. Is my hair all right, Margaret?
No? Well combed it foar times todiy
wait'ng for that old picture man."
"Now keep quiet everybody. Get off
my feet, D'ck. Oh, where's Raggett?
Go. get him somebody. Where's Harr : «?
Not here. Well we'll have to wait.
Here he comes. Now already. Don't
"Oh! don't make me laugh Lou. We'll
look fine with broad grins."
"Look out! he's going to take it. Qcick
Lillian.. Oh dear. This suspense is ter-
rible. Already, there goes the slide."
"Now be ready everyone. Don't move,
the picture came oui half so well?
Here we go. Oh! O'Leary moved."
"Well, all over again. Now hold stTl.
One-two-three — Oh, Angie winked at Car-
rots. Over again. Now don't any one
dfare to move or I'll die in this suspense "
"There! All done. Oh, g'.rls! I just
know my feet will look so big. I forgot
to hide them."
, "And I had my mouth wide open. I
was just go ; ng to laugh. Say, Hazel, did
you see me? I wonder if it will come
out decent. I just know it will be a
s'ght." - < : ' -
Don't you wonder, gentle reader, how
JESTS FROM JUNIORS
,Miss Green: Was that you, Grace
Forrest? , , .
Grace: No, I didn't move.
Mass Green: No, of course a forrest
M*ss G. (giving out parts for reading) :
Lady Macbeth— Miss Crowley.
Clyde T.: Who's Satan?
.Miss Q.: You're Satan himself.
1st Junior: I don't know her tele-
2nd Junior: Well, look it up in the
1st Junior: Don't you think Helen
looks like G?
2nd Junior: Somewhat, but she's not
as thick as G is.
Hush, little Sophomore,
Don't you cry,
You'll be a Junior,
M. G. : He scorns his unsophisticated
Jun'or (repeating) : He looks on his
M. N. : What is your idea of perfect
M. S. : Nothing to do and plenty of
time to do it in.
R"ch: 'Madeline told me this morning
that I wasn't over half-witted.
Mary: Oh, never worry over that, she
never was very good at fractions.
A. B. (After a heated argument with
L. R.) : You certainly ought to sleep
A. B. : Because you lie so easily.
R : chie: Last night I dreamed I was in
Mary (musingly) : And why on earth
d'dn't you stay there?
D. : Your birthday is next month isn't
it? How would you like a book for a
M. : Very much.
D. : What kind of book would you like
M.: A bank-book.
Erma: Do you like tea?
Clyde: Yes, but I like the next letter
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Aren't Boys Queer— Continued.
bitter face which brightened as he re-
marked, "Say ain'tcha got any cookies or
some bread and jam or some candy?"
And as she vigorously shook her head,
"Huh — well listen. When you come the
next time bring sumethin' good for me.
Understand? Sort of admission fee."
"Tommy, mama says — " again Sarah
commenced ignoringly unmoved by his
"Oh keep still can'tcha? At least if
you come here, persistently, — persistent-
ly, I say, keep still. But you can't. No
girl can, but chatter all the time until
they drive you most crazy. Pests."
Sarah might have been in Egypt for
all the effect this had on her. Calmly,
she commenced again, "Tommy, mama
says — "
"Shut up," Tommy bellowed at the
top of his lungs.
Just then Mrs. Mathews appeared.
"Tommy, didn't Sarah tell you that Mar-
c : a Morton called up and wanted you?
We held the line f or ten minutes. Why
didn't you come to the phone?'
"Oh, Ma ain't that awful? Miarcia you
say? Say, Sarah, why didn't you tell me
instead of standing there like a statue
and saying 'Tommy, Tommy?' "
"Thomas, do not get so excited," said
Mrs. Mathews to the wild eyed boy.
plishments of slaves was ascribed to the
"But Ma, Sarah said — "
"Never mind. All Marcia wanted to
know was whether you could go with
four other coui-les to lunch and a show
in town? They'll go on the 12:10 car
and they are to meet at the corner. I said
you would go. And all your clothes are
la'd out, and if you hurry you'll get there
in time for the car."
With one wild leap, Thomas was out
of his work shop and up the path in
record time. But not before he heard
his sister's dreadful voice, yelling "Tom-
my loves Marcia".
After her mother had quieted her and
she was walking sedately up the path she
remarked wisely, "Aren't boys queer?"
THE HISTORY OF SHORTHAND
You may believe, as a great many peo-
ple do, that shorthand is one of the mod-
ern devices to obtain efficiency. But you
are mistaken. It is of course a device to
obtain efficiency but it is by no means a
Startling as it may seem shorthand was
widely used in the time of the Caesars.
Its beginning has been a matter of con-
jecture. There are some people who be-
lieve that the ancient Hebrews were ac-
quainted with shorthand, because of cer-
ta ! n passages in the Bible such as one
from the fourteenth Psalm, "My tongue is
the pen of the ready writer," and from
Jeremiah, Chapter 36, "Then Jeremiah
called Baruch, the son of Nerlah, and
Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jere-
miah, all the words of the Lord which he
had spoken unto him upon a roll of the
The expression "wrote from the mouth"
clearly indicates that the words were dic-
tated, but there is no actual evidence that
stenographic characters were used.
The first definite and indisputable
record of shorthand comes from PlutarcJi
who mentioned that in the debate on the
Catalinian conspiracy in the Roman Sen-
ate in 63 B. C. the orations of Caco and
Cicero were reported in shorthand.
Tiro, a freedman of Cicero, was the in-
ventor of shorthand. /The honor, how-
ever, is sometimes attributed to Cicero,
for in those days the credit of the accom-
Tiro was a highly educated slave, as
many of the slaves were in those days,
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BIOGRAPHIES OF THE CAST
OF "THE HOODOO"
Frank Forrest, the hero in the "Hoo-
doo"* was born in Randolph, June 7,
1905. He was graduated from Prescott
Grammar School in 1918. He plays botn
the violin and the piano, and he makes
a wonderful door tender, bell hop and
handy man. Watch for him as "Brighton
Early" and you'll find him always wide
(Richard Condon, born in Randolph, Oc-
tober 2, 1903, graduated from the Pres-
cott Grammar School, and is prepared to
graduate from Stetson. When a sopho-
more he received a paternal part in the
play, "Holly Tree Inn". In the Junior
play, a "Suit of Livery," he was leading
man. At the Junior reception he played
opposite Miss Creutz in "A Pair of Luna-
tics", and to keep up the standard of
acting, he has received a part which
everyone agrees is suitable exactly for
him, that of a heart breaker.
John Raggett, better known as "Jack",
is a climax all by himself. 'Born on May
7, 1905, in Jamaica Plain, he has ever
continued to be the "whole show". In
his Junior year he made himself well
known and better liked in his butler part
of "A Suit of Livery". His favorite
pastime is eating pie, and absorbing
Walter Gavin, born in Jamaica Plain,
on December 11, 1905, was for some
time a resident of Connecticut, and Clif-
tondale, Mass., but finally sought Randolph
for its pleasures and work. "Carrots" is,
both useful and ornamental in S. H. S.
Though he was only a boy lover in
"Holly Tree Inn" he will show you some
rough stuff in "The Hoodoo". Watch
for his sly though pleasing entrances.
Edward O'Leary, born in Randolph, on
January 12, 1905, is a graduate of Pres-
cott Grammar 'School 1918^. Entered
Stetson High the following September,
and has been a loyal member ever since.
He used to be quiet, so they say, but
who'd ever think so now? Its the regu-
lar senior's disposition, however, to act
as "Oley" does, in the role of "Uncle
Mary Dean was born far away in St.
Louis, Mo., on April 19, 1905. In 1908
she removed to Marlboro, Mass., and in
1912 came to Randolph. Though she
-lays the dignified part of Mrs. Perring-
ton Shine in "The Hoodoo" she has her
v "morous streak and we are all proud to
claim her as a member of the class of
Elizabeth Condon, born in Randolph,
March 22, 1905, has spent the greater
part of her life here, though Newton,
Mass., knows her well. A graduate of
Prescott Grammar School, and leading
lady in our Senior play. Though she
isn't the kind who keeps still and learns
a lot, she makes up for that by flashing
Melville Isaac, born in Neponset on
April 29, 1905, is S. H. S's celebrated
chemist, and qualfies as one of our all
around accomplished boys, even as
"Rameses" a "Spiggot" in the "Hoodoo".
(Lillian Creutz, born in Boston, July
•31, 1904, took up her residence in New
York a year later, and in 1911 she moved
to Kittery, Maine. She came to Ran-
dolph in 1915 and graduated from the
Belcher Grammar School. As "Dodo"
in "The Hoodoo" she only shows her
every day temper. In "Holly Tree Inn"
she played the part of the maid and acted
as a chorus girl and "America" in the
"Suit of Livery". At the Junior recep-
tion she used her skill in hypnotizing
James Conlon, born on October 23,
1904, receives much credit for his great
accomplishments. He is a perfect tyoe
for the character of "The Professor" in
the cast of "The Hoodoo". Tall and
slfan, a light weight in the matter of
health and love, he fears, however, Irs
Margaret Donavan, born in Randolph,
December 11, 1905, and a graduate o'*
Prescott Grammar School, 1918. In 1919
she was the Innkeeper's wife in "Holly
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She grasped her long pike and ran to the
But — watch her closely in "The Hoodoo"
Tree Inn" playing opposite Mr. Neary.
as "Aunt Paradise" and you'll see the
cleverest little tricks you've seen for a
long time. Tier favorite pastime is
counting "pennies". Three cheers for
Francis MeFadden, born in Randolph,
May 6, 1906, is S. H. S. press agent for
"The Hoodoo". He is a graduate of
Prescott Grammar School, and is slowly
but surely growing accustomed to — girls.
Mrs. Gove, our coach ! What a bi-
ography we could write of her, only by
seeing and hearing her for four short
weeks. As a coach she's a professional,
and the best there is! 'So say we! Three
cheers for Mrs. Gove. Altogether now,
one-*two- three !
Howard Harris, born in Randolph on
June 10, 1906 makes an excellent and
useful manager. His favorite pastime is
driving a "Ford" and sitting in the movies
Dorothy Harris, born in South Boston
on November 22, 1904. In 1910 she
came to Randolph, and in 1918 graduated
from the Prescott School. As Mrs. Far-
rington, in "A Suit of Livery", oh, my,
how dignified she was ! Keep your eyes
open and you'll learn another new trick
of hers, as the fascinating widow in the
"Hoodoo". Who could be more charm-
Louise Campbell, born in Maiden,
March 7, 1905, and lived there the great-
er part of her life. She is a graduate
of the Prescott School. "In the "Holly
Tree Inn", she played opposite Walter
Gavin as a child lover of Peppermints
and "Carrots". As "Angelina", the little
" l Buitt-in", she certainly can classify. She
always knows what she wants and gets
Mildred Noyes, born in Connecticut on
Aug. 22, 1905. As "Doris of the Dasies",
oh, my, don't you wish you were she?
But she gets him and elopes. But we're
glad our "Mickey" isn't really going to
do such a thing, for how we'd miss her
noise — and tender advice.
Martha Hylen, born in Ystad, Sweden,
May 11, 1904, came directly to Randolph
in 1911. Graduated from Belcher Gram-
mar School in 1918. In "A Suit of Liv-
ery" she received such applause that she
declared afterwards her spine was bent
from bowing. As "Mrs. Spiggot", the
mother of seven, she can hardly resist be-
ing her own funny and humorous self,
but can you blame her?
Lillian Aldrich, born in Randolph on
June 10, 1905. Graduate of the Belcher
School in 1918. She takes the part of
Eupepsia Spiggot, so listen earnestly for
her sweet loving voice.
'Beatrice Randall, born in Boston, June
22, 1905. Has lived in Randolph nearly
all of her life. In "A Suit of Livery"
she made a hit as leader of the chorus
girls, and to improve her already beauti-
ful voice, is now cultivating it at the
Conservatory of Music. She takes the
part of a school teacher in the "Hoodoo"
and giggles supremely. You will like her
in our Senior play.
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Angeline Crovo, born in Randolph,
July 8, 1905. She is a graduate of the
Prescott Grammar School and is a won-
derful piano player as well as her dad's
chauffeur. As Lulu, watch her coax the
men to love her, especially Uncle Mala-
chie. We wonder if she'll continue her
coaxing after January 27?
It was a beautiful, cold winter's day.
The clear sky bore no trace of a cloud
and icicles sparkled on trees and roofs.
The crisp snow under foot gave the
world a look of unimaginable purity.
Donald Fairbanks stood at the edge of
his father's ice pond. It was going to be
a hard day. The whole crop of ice must
be harvested before they slept. He
glanced at the evenly marked cakes and
marvelled at the beauty of the great
structure of an ice house, vith its long
runs and panting machinery.
They were just beginning to open the
channell now. Well he supposed he muse
get to work. So taking a long pike in
hand he went down to the raft and start-
ed to pole the cakes into the runway up
to the car that carried them up to the
Donald Fairbanks was a tall broad-
shouldered young man rather plain of
features but with a strong chin and mar-
vellous eyes. It was his last year m
college and he was home for a veil earned
vacation which resulted in his helping his
He stood well in his classes, and was
captain of the football team. It was this
fact that caused the frown on Donald's
brow as he cleverly maneuvered his clum-
sy pike. He had just received a special
delivery letter from the manager telling
him to be on hand at a very important
meeting with Princeton's captain in
Donald's father had been very empha-
tic when he spoke that morning:
"Of course you can do as you wish,
Don, but I'm shorthanded. Simply got
to have another man and you're as good
as amy other. There isn't an idle man in
town. Everybody's harvesting. If you
can find someone capable of filling your
place, go to it, boy."
Of course it was impossible for Don
to find anyone. In such a small town
every man was occupied, a great major-
ity of them working on the big ice pond
at the other end of the town.
As Donald was pondering on this per-
plexing question, Miriam Holbrook, an
old friend and confidant of his, appeared
at the edge of the pond. She was radi-
ant in a red tarn-o-shanter and great
white sweater. The cold air had brought
a sparkling color to her eyes and cheeks.
"Hello there, Don," she called as she
ran 1'ghtly toward the raft. "When did
you get home? Haven't heard from you
for ages. What's the matter? Feeling
kind of blue?"
Her quick eyes had perceived instantly
Donald's unusual seriousness of counten-
ance and demeanor.
His face lighted with a smile at the
cheerful words of this tall lovely girl.
"No, not feeling blue, Miriam. I'm
just in the deuce of a hole."
"Here" she interrupted, "let me take a
pole too" and she nimbly jumped across
the runway and cleverly extricated an
obstinate cake of ice. "Now tell me
about it." she commanded.
He glanced at her admiringly and then
spoke in his drawling way. "Well, you
see it's this way. Pembroke, the man-
ager of the football team just sent word
that it was very important for me to
meet the Princeton Captain and Manager
at Young's Hotel this afternoon. I told
dad, and he said I could do as I wished.
He was shorthanded but if I wished to go
I could. Now of course I couldn't do
that very well and I can't get any one to
take my place. It sure is some question
"Why Don! IThat's just perfectly
easy. I have a lovely plan. Let me
THE STETSON ORACLE
take your place. It's not hard work and
"it's just loads of fun."
"You!" Donald stared at her amazed.
"Why a girl couldn't do this work. She'd
"Yes, an ordinary girl would," retort-
ed the young lady, "but I'm not one of
your sit-by-the-fire girls and I'm going to
do it. Now don't say another word. I
eem to be working fairly well now don't
I?" iSe raised her lithe body in an
effort to capture a wayward cake of ice
and he looked at her approvingly. She
was pretty strong.
"But what would Dad say? Just think
of my going to a meeting and letting a
™'~1 substitute for me. That's a caddy
AT o indeed" defended the girl. "Be-
sides there's no need of your father's
knowing that you aren't here. If you
world lend me your riding suit it would
be fine. He always works in the house
^.ud I know I could take your place.
T,1 °" ,t, p let me, Don." And she looked at
'^'m with such amused pleading in her
eyes that he reluctantly yielded.
About noon she departed for home to
change her costume and in a half an hour
a lad almost as tall as Donald himself and
fully as clever about poling ice, stealth-
ily took his place.
"I'll be back just as early as possible,"
he whispered as he slipped by her.
Tt was great sport for Miriam and she
enjoyed it immensely although her heart
almost stopped beating as she watched
the men at the saw narrowly escape
plunging into the bottomless depths of
this exceedingly deep ice pond.
Late in the afternoon she began to
feel the effects of this unusual labor and
it was only by sheer will power that she
kept her place on the raft while the ever
widening space of water seemed to sur-
A muffled cry suddenly fell upon her
ears. Turning sharply she saw a strug-
gling form in the water. The other
workmen seemed ignorant of the fact
that a human life was near the Great
Boundary. The noise of the engine
drowne.d Miriam's voice and she knew
that to run to the other side of the pond
for help would only risk the man's life.
edge of the ice. Raising her pike with all
the strength remaining in her weary
body she grasped the man's clothing with
the sharp hook. Slowly;, slowly, oh, so
aggravatingly slowly, the body came
toward the ice. Oh! if she could only
get it over the edge before it sank or
before she lost her strength. A shout
from the end of the pond brought her
courage. If they would only come. She
closed her eyes and pulled with all her
"Just a minute, boy, there. Here, all
right, now I've got him. Great Heav-
The man had grasped the body but as
he did so Miriam lost her footing and was
lost in the dark, cold depths of that cruel
At the crucial moment a figure had ap-
peared on the rock ledge above the pond.
His glance fell upon the scene of horror
and his eyes dilated with terror as he saw
floating down the channel several great
cakes of ice not very far from the place
where the boy had disappeared. If the
boy was not rescued within two minutes
he was doomed. In a moment the form
of Donald Fairbanks disappeared with a
splash into the water.
The moon had risen now and its weird
yellow light fell upon the horror stricken
handful of men, helpless in the sight of
All thought of Miriam had left Don-
ald's mind until he grasped her limp
body and beheld her hair streaming
about her. His heart beat wildly. He
simply must save her now, and with the
aid of the men on the edge of the ice
and with the aid of Providence he a+
last found himself upon the rocks,
Miriam's unconscious form before him.
Slowly she regained consciousness and as
she opened her eyes he said.
"Oh Miriam, why did you do it? You
might have been drowned."
"But I wasn't, Don," she answered
AT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS
Such an exciting moment in the history
of S. H. S. We gathered in an excited
group in the Assembly Room.
"Oh I'm so excited! Suppose it doesn't
come out well, what will we do?"
THE STETSON ORACLE
E. C. Young Company
Warren St. near Depot Randolph
Class of 1913
C H. Saunders
During the balance of January and the
month of February you can have the
choice of all the Woolens for Suitings
and Overcoatings made to order for
BLUE SERGE INCLUDED
T. A. LOR
North St. Randolph
C. Fred Lyons
Hardware Groceries Paints Oils
Agent for Bay State Paints
Turner Library Building Randolph
G. & Z. Market
HIGH GRADE MEATS and FISH
Cartwright & Hurley
Undertakers and Embalmers
MAIN STREET RANDOLPH
THE STETSON ORACLE
Brown's Hat Store
CHAS. J. LINEHAN
Opp. Enterprise 59 Main Street
MASON and PLASTERER
Jobbing of All Kinds
Phone Roxbury 36S8-H, or Address
37 FOWLER STREET
T. J. SALAMONE
Corner of Main and School Streets
I am making a special effort this season to give my
customers the benefit of my experience in repairing shoes.
I have lately looked into a number of new and up-to-date
methods, and am now ready to show you that these methods
are correct. Alt work will be promptly attended to and also
watched by me so that it will be RIGHT.
Have Individual Pictures Taken for Graduation
HOLBROOK BLDG. 153 MAIN STREET
BROCKTON :: MASSACHUSETTS